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The Skyscraper Problem

12th Grade Math

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:Students investigate the cost to wash the windows of a skyscraper.

Investments, Loans, and Mortgages - Day 1 of 2

12th Grade Math

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:How can geometric sequences help us solve problems involving financial mathematics?

The Fractal Tree

12th Grade Math

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:The Fractal Tree provides a challenging investigation of sequences.

Arithmetic vs. Geometric Sequences

Algebra I

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Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Relate geometric sequences to exponential functions and arithmetic sequences to linear functions.

Sequences, Spreadsheets, and Graphs

Algebra I

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Linear and Exponential Functions

Big Idea:Writing formulas in a spreadsheet lays foundations for writing recursive rules for arithmetic and geometric sequences.

Formative Assessment Review: Sequences and Series

12th Grade Math

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:Students will review the topics from the first half of the unit.

Geometric Sequences

12th Grade Math

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:Dive into some work with geometric sequences to gain understanding and prove a formula.

Arithmetic Sequences

12th Grade Math

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:Formalize arithmetic sequences by moving to formulas.

Introduction to Sequences

Algebra II

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:Are sequences just patterns? No, there is so much more!

What Makes Something a Pattern?

Algebra I

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Introduction to Algebra: Focus on Problem Solving

Big Idea:Can you figure out the pattern? If you can, what can you do with it? Students learn how to write rules for patterns and explore how these rules can help us predict future events.

Geometric Sequences and Series

Algebra II

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:Students work to derive the formula for the sum of a finite geometric series.

Arithmetic Sequences and Series

Algebra II

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:Students grapple with real-life applications of Arithmetic Series.

Mortgages and Geometric Series DAY #1

Algebra II

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:Mortgage’s made easy with knowledge of a geometric series!

Investigating Infinite Geometric Series

Algebra II

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:The last several lessons have been highly practical and focused on real world application. This lesson further emphasizes mathematical questioning associated with behavior of infinite geometric series.

Sequences and Series Battleship!

Algebra II

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Sequences and Series

Big Idea:Students use their knowledge to compete in a "Battleship" style review!

HSF-BF.A.1

Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.*

HSF-BF.A.2

Write arithmetic and geometric sequences both recursively and with an explicit formula, use them to model situations, and translate between the two forms.*